There might not be a more snake-bitten franchise in the NBA than the Portland Trail Blazers and some fans have through around the idea that the team is “cursed”.
ESPN’s Marc Stein recently talked to former Blazer center Marcus Camby about the media/players talking about a possible curse and this is what he told him:
They might not want to admit it, but when I was there, my goodness, people were saying, “Are we really snake-bit? Are we really cursed?” Doubts and talks like that came about. Everybody just tried to brush it to one side and remain positive, but it was hard to escape because everybody was talking about it. It’s hard to argue when it keeps happening year after year after year.”
I think the Blazers should take a page out of the Tampa Bay Rays playbook and hire a shaman/priest to rid themselves of the bad karma.